MehaffyWeber proudly announces Michele Y. Smith as the recipient of the 2019 Founders Award from the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (“TADC”). The TADC Founders Award is awarded to a TADC member whose service to and for the Association has earned favorable attention for the organization and effected positive changes for the Association. Michele has been an active member of The TADC for over 25 years and has served in many different roles, including serving as President from 2014 to 2015.
In its inaugural podcast, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) welcomed two MehaffyWeber attorneys as guests — Shareholder Michele Y. Smith and Managing Shareholder Bob Black. The two spoke on the topic of “Weathering the Storm,” including a discussion of how attorneys plan for disaster-related events and the associated difficulties within the profession.
The Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of all 106 plaintiffs. This is a significant decision, as it answered constitutional questions created by the 2005 enactment of Chapter 90 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and the 2013 amendment to the statute that allowed for dismissal of claims that do not satisfy the impairment criteria.